I am learning how to balance right now. Balancing life and work, balancing blog writing with my freelance writing. Balance, balance, balance… It is not as easy as it sounds. At least we bloggers have others to turn to when times get busy. Thank God for guest posts!
I’m really excited to introduce you to another South Florida blogger, Holli. She blogs over at The South Florida Sage. Holli went to Florida International University and got her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, so you know she is all about healthy living! One thing Holli and I have in common is our love for some good juice. Today, join Holli as she reviews one of the newest juice bars in town!
Let’s get juicy!
All photography appearing in this post taken by Holli Lapes
(click on the photo to view it in a larger format)
Hello and Happy National Nutrition Month 2014!
I’m Holli, founder of The South Florida Sage and blogger of all things food, photography and nutrition.
I am excited to guest post on Take a Bite Out of Boca and talk about one of my favorite juice (or in this case, Juce) places in Boca Raton.
I first came across Raw Juce during the first week they were open, which was back in October of 2013. At that time there were not many places offering cold press juice in the greater Boca Raton area. Since then, a few more places have popped up.
My first visit, I purchased one of their cold pressed juices, the Berry Pear Chia (Bp).
Next time I went for a smoothie and got the Caribbean Chia. IT WAS DELICIOUS!! This was my first time having bee pollen (added on top) and I liked the added texture. I did make one modification; I asked them to add a couple of dates. I always love to add dates to my smoothies when I make them at home, it’s a great way to sweeten things up naturally and without adding cane sugar. Plus, dates are added fiber and potassium.
Sage Says: stop stressing yourself out by focusing on limiting sodium, rather, focus on incorporating more potassium rich foods.
Here is the Caribbean Chia smoothie I got to enjoy now and the cold pressed Pineapple Cucumber Mojito (Pc) I got to enjoy later.
The giant chalk board menu is very appealing (here is the smoothie selection) and there is also a giant screen that highlights a fruit or vegetable and their nutritional value, so you get to learn while you sip!
Mostly all of the ingredients used at Raw Juce are organic, and when they are using conventional produce they will let you know on the chalk board.
Sage Says: Visit the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website to see the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen list of produce. The dirty dozen produce is best to purchase organic while the clean fifteen tends to be less contaminated in its conventional form.
Raw Juce also offers freshly packaged foods such as salads of sorts but I have not tried those yet. I did however try one of the Acai bowls on my most recent visit to Raw Juce this past weekend (Sunday March 9th).
The staff recommended the Berry Hemp Banana as the most popular Acai bowl. I’ve noticed that they staff will always recommend the most popular item in any category once they know what you are looking for. This can be convenient if you are unfamiliar with the menu. Also, most popular usually means the tastiest. By the way, cold pressed juices are always available for sampling before you purchase… and for around 10 dollars a pop, make sure to try the juce before you purchase.
Anyway, I went with the Tropical Chia Crunch (have you noticed my obsession with chia?) and it was enjoyable. This was the first time I had ever tried and acai bowl in general, actually. The top of an acai bowl contains all sorts of goodies and the bottom is frozen acai pulp which is usually blended with a milk base and more fruits. It’s sort of like a breakfast rendition of fro yo (yea, I said it).
Thank you to my lovely host Shaina and be sure to check out RAW JUCE!
To see more of what The Sage Says, follow on
and of course, be sure to check out my blog posts on WordPress: